10 places to visit for an island getaway
If beaches, sand and snorkelling is your kind of holiday, take note of some of these island destinations that’ll have you set for your next summer getaway!
Hvar is one of Croatia’s most luxurious islands. It’s best known as a ‘summer resort’ because of its sunny climate, old streets, white wines, and lavender fields. The old town is as picturesque as you’d imagine, with 13th-century walls surrounding part of the island, and hilltop fortresses adding to its skyline. Make sure to walk the streets of Hvar town before heading down to the beach and enjoying a siesta near the water.
There’s no doubt the tiny island of Boracay will make you fall in love with its immaculate white beaches. Whether you’re into a relaxed resort experience or a party-filled trip, Boracay’s luxury resorts, bars, and restaurants will have you covered.
It doesn’t get fancier than the Maldives. It’s where the Arab princes go to relax. With the world’s most renowned diving sites, and resorts that are quite literally the definition of luxury - the country offers the best combo of relaxation, luxury, and adventure. And who knows, a vacay to the Maldives may have you bumping into Arab royalty!
If you’re wanting a secluded island getaway without flocks of tourists - Seychelles is the place for you. An island off the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles consist of a series of islands located in the Indian Ocean. Its a go-to for many celebrities, and If you want to vacation a la British royalty, opt in for a stay at North Island, where Prince William and Kate Middleton spent their honeymoon.
Home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches - like Nusa Dua, Seminyak & Jimabran Bay - Bali will have you beach hopping like crazy. But you don’t have to spend all your days at the beach. Ubud’s terraced rice fields, forests, and temples will give you an authentic taste of Indonesian culture.
The Hawaiian Islands
If you’re visiting Hawaii, don’t miss a visit to the beautiful island of O’ahu. You can check out pro surfers taking on the big waves of the legendary North Shore, or soak up the sun on Waikiki Beach. Kauai is the neighbouring island to O’ahu, which is a major destination for adventurers. Hike through the Waimea Canyon, tan out on Po’ipu Beach, or explore the Na Pali Coast!
Known for its white buildings and vibrant blue skies, a trip to Santorini will have you gasping at just about every corner. Photo ops abound, from centuries-old windmills and ancient ruins to blue-domed churches and colourful wooden fishing boats. Stay in a boutique cave hotel for the full Greek experience.
The British Virgin Islands
The four main islands - Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke - make perfect backdrops for fishing, surfing, sailing and scuba diving. It’s a tropical paradise that’ll fill your trip with stunning sandy beaches, clear blue water and lots of palm trees.
The Mediterranean island of Corsica blends French heritage with an Italian flavour, influencing food, wine and music. Though a region of France, the Corsica take on culture and character is markedly unique, a distinction you’ll feel the moment you step off the plane or boat. Its cultural variances and natural beauties captivate even the most experienced of travellers.
Caribbean Nicknamed “The Helen of the West” (in reference to the beauty of Helen of Troy), St. Lucia stuns with its signature feature - the twin Pitons. Reaching heights of about 2,500 feet, the voluptuous volcanic spires complement the island’s other attractions, including lush jungles, sparkling silver-sand beaches, haunting sugar-estate ruins, and a mineral-rich natural mud bath. Stay connected during your island getaway with our travel sim cards, delivered straight to your door.